About EATW

Boosting Intra-Africa Trade through strengthened regional trading arrangements.

About EATW

The EATW 2018 Conference will bring together a number of important dimensions within the overall theme of regional and international trade. In particular, it will offer golden opportunity to businesses in the EAC Member States to redevelop their local businesses and boost employment; Examine the role of local private sector-led initiatives in advancing the AFCFTA; Leverage business networks around promoting and encouraging intra-EAC and intra-African trade and investment Enhance the role of the chambers of commerce and associations to support implementation and to shore up existing networks and help push forward follow-up action on activities identified by conference delegates.

Specifically, it will frame the discussions, activities, and implementation around the following areas:

  1. Drawing out relevant and timely practitioner experiences from the EAC region and Africa;
  2. Showcasing empirical evidence from previous interventions in the region and Africa more broadly;
  3. Drawing out lessons from the African context and bringing in a global perspective;
  4. Providing clearly defined follow-up activities in the region and other African countries and scenarios;
  5. Providing a robust annual East African Forum around “leadership with prosperity” to bring together key policymakers, business people, private-public sector and civil society entities, and others;
  6. Addressing crucial topics with broad-based relevance to Africa and the globe, such as Business, Climate change, Fair Trade, and the impact of corporate engagement on low-income market segments; and
  7. Showcase and collaborate with a range of fast-growing companies in Africa and MNCs that would like to operate in new African markets.

THE ORGANIZERS

EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY SECRETARIAT

The Secretariat is the executive Organ of the Community. It ensures that the regulations and directives adopted by the Council of Ministers are properly implemented, and provides the Council of Ministers with strategic recommendations.
https://www.eac.int/the-secretariat

EAST AFRICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, INDUSTRY AND AGRICULTURE

EACCIA is the apex Chamber with the mandate to facilitate the work of the national chambers of commerce and industry in the East African Community member states. It was legally incorporated in Nairobi, Kenya, on 22nd September 2005 and formally launched in Arusha, Tanzania, in February 2006. This was as a result of an MOU which had been signed in 2003 by the three chambers of commerce of the then East African Community member states.
http://www.eastafricanchamber.org/

KENYA NATIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY

The Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) is a membership based trade support institution (TSI) working to protect commercial and industrial interests of Kenyan business community. KNCCI advocates for the creation of a favorable commercial, trade and investment environment that supports enterprise expansion. The membership of KNCCI constitutes small, micro enterprises (MSEs), medium and large enterprises.
https://portal.kenyachamber.or.ke/